Lerida Steppes

The Steppes of Lerida (Lleida) are a dryland area in the Ebro valley dominated by cereal crops with olive and almond groves, currently threatened by plans for intensive irrigated agriculture. This is the easternmost extent of pseudo-steppe in Spain and the last remaining unirrigated land habitat in the Ebro Valley. The best period to visit bird-wise is in spring.Around the web

  • Drylands of Lleida (Birding Spain) Read
  • Birdwatching trip report to Steppes of Lerida “With the light already fading and arriving at an uncertain location given to me by an even more uncertain local, on my first visit to the Lleida Steppes, I didn’t really know what to” Read
  • BirdLife IBA Factsheet “This is an important area for steppic species and dispersing juvenile raptors.” Read
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